In November 2017 I spoke at the excellent Historical Materialism Conference in London. I shared a panel on ‘Organising Today’s Workforce’, with two excellent speakers, Ian Allinson and Joe Hayns. My talk was on attempting to understand, through the theoretical lens of Marxist political economy, the power of rail workers in Britain today. The panel can be heard here. I recommend all of the contributions, but to just hear mine skip forward to 46:50.